Gili air is the least developed of the Gili Islands and is a mix between the other 2. Gili Meno is the smallest and caters mostly for couples and Gili Trawagen is the largest and caters for the party animals. Gili Air is somewhere in between. Good restaurants and bars but no boom boom boom till the wee hours. Below we’ll help you explore Gili Air and offer a bite sized guide to island life.
Indonesia is a massive country with thousands of islands and communities. We only managed to explore a small part of this fascinating country. Our starting point was Lombok and we had originally planed to do the trek up the volcano, Rinjani. This didn’t quite come off and instead we explored the lower levels which turned out to be quite beautiful with amazing waterfalls, markets and wildlife.
Next it was the short boat ride to Gili Air. You have to be careful what you call paradise as Gili Air is so small you wouldn’t want to live there but for a five day visit it was just that, paradise. Sun sand and diving what more could you ask for. We spent our last night before the flight back to Singapore on Bali and didn’t really get much of a feel for the place so we will leave that for another trip.
How did we get to Lombok?
Leaving Singapore we headed to Bali on Air Asia and after a 2 hr layover we boarded our Lion Air flight from Bali to Lombok.